University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Quantitative Financial Economics

MSc Quantitative Financial Economics is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This degree programme will lay the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent, in Economics or another related subject. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in one of the listed countries.

Course modules

Core modules: Economic concepts; financial econometrics; financial markets; international finance; risk management and trading; economics dissertation. optional modules from a list, including: applied econometrics; financial mathematics; money and banking.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School.

Sponsorship information

A variety of Scholarships may be offered to UK/EU and International students. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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